ACCIDENT REPORT PROCEDURE

Reporting an Accident, an Incident, or Near Miss

Report all work-related injuries and illnesses or near miss incidents to your supervisor as soon as possible. Anyone may now enter an accident report, not just the supervisor. The report should be submitted to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) within 24 hours.
Enter the Online Accident Reporting System (OARS) and
  • Follow instructions.
  • PREFERRED: Save on-line form and e-mail to injury@u.washington.edu and copy your supervisor or
  • Print on-line PDF form and send via campus mail to EH&S, Box 354400 and copy form for your supervisor
  • Be sure your supervisor/PI also completes the required fields, "Supervisor Corrective Action Taken" and "Supervisor Review w/ Employee" before submitting the form.
  • Supervisor of employee making the report will receive periodic e-mail notices from EH&S regarding accident report updates. Any changes to the report need to be made at these times.
For non-employee incident reporting use the UW Non-Employee Incident Form for Students and Campus Visitors (pdf)